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Household Garbage – Weekly Service


Madison provides weekly pickup of household garbage. Customers should roll the city-provided service cart to the curb the night before their assigned trash day.  To assure regular and efficient pick up, all residential garbage must be:

  • Bagged
  • Placed in a curbside service cart
  • Covered with the lid 

After Trash Pick-up: Be sure to roll the service cart off the right-of-way, preferably to an area of low visibility, as soon as possible.

Four weekdays (M, T, R, F) are allotted for normal garbage service.  Households are divided into four household garbage routes.

During a holiday week, garbage may run on an alternative schedule:
Abbreviated Schedule
Holiday Schedule I
Holiday Schedule II

Bulk Trash Collection – Weekly Service

One of the great services that improves city residents quality-of-life occurs each Wednesday – bulk trash collection.  Residents may dispose of white goods (appliances), rolled carpets, old furniture, and similar items by placing them near the curb but not intruding upon the street or sidewalk. 

Please Note:  Leaf and Limb Service and Bulk Trash Collection are different services and processed in entirely different facilities.  Mixed debris will not be picked up.

General Waste – Transfer Station
As county taxpayers, Madison residents may also use the Transfer Station, 2480 Athens Highway, to dispose of unacceptable waste. 

The Transfer Station opens for general waste disposal:  Monday- Friday 8:00-4:30 and Saturday 8:00-noon.  For additional information and limitations, see Morgan County Sanitation.